After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger…

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Description: Todd Gordon, founder of TradingAnalysis.com, breaks down on a trade on Amazon shares after the stock breaks the $2,000 mark. After Amazon cracks $2,000 for the first time, trader sees bigger breakout ahead from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 29, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/30/after-amazon-cracks-2000-bigger-breakout-ahead.html Questions for discussion: Summarize the key points presented… Read more »

There are ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’ that could kill this market… 

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Description: Terri Spath, Sierra Investment Management chief investment officer, and Gabriela Santos, J.P. Morgan Funds global market strategist, discuss their market outlooks right here. There are ‘four horsemen of the apocalypse’ that could kill this market, says expert from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 30, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/30/there-are-four-horsemen-of-the-apocalypse-that-could-kill-this-market-says-expert.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

The last time Wall Street’s ‘fear index’ and stocks traded this closely it didn’t end well

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Description: The relationship between VIX and the stock indices looked a lot like this just before February unraveling Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Sep 01, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-last-time-wall-streets-fear-index-and-stocks-traded-this-closely-it-didnt-end-well-2018-08-31 Questions for discussion: Summarize the concerns. Do you agree with the assessment?

The Stock Market’s Record Bull Run Could End Soon. Here’s How

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Description: The S&P 500 Index closed the week at an all-time high, capping what by some measurements say is the longest bull market since World War II. And with a growing economy and rising earnings at many corporations, the mood in the stock market is bright enough to keep stock prices rising further. Source: Fortune.com – video report… Read more »

August was supposed to be a miserable month for stocks—but so far, gains have punished bears

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Description: However, the divergence between U.S. stock performance—up $1.9 trillion in 2018—and foreign markets may make investors uneasy Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Aug 26, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-divergence-between-us-stock-performanceup-19-trillion-in-2018and-foreign-markets-may-make-investors-uneasy-2018-08-25 Questions for discussion: Explain the reason for concern, as argued in this report. Do you agree with this risk assessment?

‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro

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Description: Jeffrey Sherman, DoubleLine Capital deputy chief investment officer, discusses how contagion from Turkey’s financial crisis and trade tensions are impacting commodities. ‘Dr. Copper’ signalling ailments in global economy, says pro from CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 15, 2018 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/08/16/copper-ailments-global-economy-pro.html Questions for discussion: Why would copper and other commodities signal global… Read more »

Trump Asks the SEC to Consider Ending Quarterly Earnings Reports

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Description: President Trump tweeted on Friday that switching to a six-month reporting system could help U.S. businesses. Source: INC.com Date: Aug 16, 2018 Link: https://www.inc.com/guadalupe-gonzalez/donald-trump-asks-sec-study-quarterly-earnings-reports-every-six-months.html?cid=hmside1 Questions for discussion: What are the pros and cons related to this decision? How would this change affect investors, companies and the markets, in your opinion?

Old Age Isn’t What Ends a Bull Stock Market

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Description: The length of the run really doesn’t matter very much. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 17, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-17/old-age-isn-t-what-ends-a-bull-stock-market Questions for discussion: What does the article say to investors about understanding the age of a bull market? Do you agree with the assessments and advice?

10-year Treasury yield hits 3%. Here’s what this means for your wallet

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Description: The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note broke above 3% on Tuesday, amid growing speculation that the Federal Reserve will be more aggressive in raising interest rates in 2018. Here’s what this means for you and your money. Source: MoneyWatch.com – video report Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/video/explainomics/10-year-treasury-yield-hits-3-here-what-this-means-for-your-wallet/61F24A8D-6059-4418-8BC3-03FF7D92EF90.html Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »

Grumpy Investors Can’t Find Anything to Look Forward To

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Description: The stock market is forward-looking. That’s a problem when there’s not much to look forward to. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Apr 25, 2018 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/business/stock-markets-inflation-earnings.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbusiness&action=click&contentCollection=business&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront Questions for discussion: What are the concerns facing investors, according to the report? Do you think investors are losing confidence in further market appreciation?